Man jailed on domestic assault chargeMarch 19,2014Man jailed on
A Rutland man is behind bars after facing a second charge of domestic abuse in little more than a month.
Whalen D. Goucher, 45, pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court Tuesday to misdemeanor counts of domestic assault, operation of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, petty larceny and violating court ordered conditions from a charge of felony aggravated domestic assault brought against him in early February.
Judge Theresa DiMauro set bail at $5,000 for Goucher.
Rutland City Police say a woman told police Goucher choked her and hit her before stealing her car, purse and cellular phone on March 15.
The car and the woman’s possessions were quickly recovered, but Goucher was not immediately arrested. During phone conversations with police on Sunday and Monday, Goucher told police he planned to go into hiding and they would need to shoot him, and there would be a “shootout” if authorities tried to take him into custody, according to court records.MORE IN This Just InKILLINGTON -- Two people were badly hurt in a head-on collision caused by a drunken driver Monday... Full Story
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